How Many Movies Can 4GB Hold?

How many movies can 4GB hold? 4GB is not a lot of space, especially when you are trying to store your movies on it.

For those of you who landed on this page, I will answer the question you came looking for and give you breakdown of the expected storage capacity of 4GB as it relates to different sized movies.

How Many Movies can 4GB Hold?

Before we get into it, you should know that all the information that is used is based off average file sizes. Depending on the length of the movie and other factors, the movie could be a lot of bigger or smaller.

Use the information below as a reference.
Movie Sizes used:

To give you an idea as to the storage capacity of 1GB of data, we will use the general

SD Movie from iTunes = 1.5GB (Average Size)

720p Movie from iTunes = 4GB (Average Size)

1080p Movie from iTunes = 5GB (Average Size)

DVD Rip (Pirated) = 700MB (Average Size)*

Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) = 1GB (Average Size)*

Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) = 3.5GB (Average Size)*

*Please note that the numbers used above are all averages and the file sizes can vary drastically, as this depends on the length of the movie as well as how they are encoded.

Movie Type Size 4 GB
SD Movie from iTunes 1.5 GB 2
720p Movie from iTunes 4 GB 1
1080p Movie from iTunes 5 GB 0
DVD Rip (Pirated) 700 MB 5
Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) 1 GB 4
Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) 3.5 GB 1

 

If you have a 4GB memory card (SD Card/Micro SD) or Flash drive, you really won’t be able to store a whole lot of movies, but if you just want to copy off one, depending on the size, 4GB will be enough for you to get the job done.

If you are planning on ripping the movies yourself, then you should be able to hold a bit more. All you would have to do is probably change the bit rate or size, then you should be good to go.

James Dalton
 

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